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Innis & Gunn Oloroso Cask

 (RETIRED)
overall
50
25
style
Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Belhaven (Greene King)

Style: Scotch Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in Thistle

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottled, special
We have sourced rare oloroso sherry casks to mature this limited brew. The casks started their life in Spain but were also used to mature some pretty tasty scotch whisky before they came to us. The beer is rich and spicy with lots of nutty caramel sweetness drawn from the wood

colour:golden
smell:sticky figs, grassy freshness fromthe hops, with some cloves and allspice
Taste:caramel sweetness and ripe red grapes, balanced out by an earthy hop bitterness
Finish: rich and long lasting
What to have with it: soft goats cheese, beef carpaccio, olives or figs
Malt: I&G ale malt, crystal malt, wheat
Hops: fuggles
Maturation: 60 days; oloroso sherry casks.

(Extra details: 200BBL beer pre-aged in unused oak casks, transferred to oloroso butts stored at william grants, vatted, cold conditioned for a few weeks then bottled)


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (6689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
[6548-20140723] Bottle. Maple and Twizzler red liquorice aroma. Clear, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Light mapley grainy Twizzler flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
(w/ DuctTape, jercraigs, JoeMcPhee)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2501) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
Pours copper with a small white wisp. Taste is butterscotch and caramel sweentess with grass and earthy hops. As always a little too sickly sweet but always enjoyable on the nose.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
750ml bottle - Aroma - fruit forward, caramel, churned butter, a touch of wood..very strange. No noticeable sherry notes. Appearance- light golden body, clearn with a 2" white head....looks like a cream soda Mouthfeel - light bodied, medium carbonation Flavor - caramel, fruity, light wood with some corn notes and light sherry Overall - pretty blah for a Scotch Ale. Very strange beer. It looks completely different than what I was expecting. Not bad, a bit underwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4918) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Clear deep golden color with a fine off white head. Looks nice. Ok aroma. Oak, caramel and mild fruity. Fine body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Oak, vanilla, deep caramel and mild fruity. Nice ale.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8551)
- Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Pale amber pour. The aroma is sweet and slightly butterscotchy with a bit of soft fruitiness. It’s slightly vineous with a nice oakiness and a touch of pepper. There a bit of lingering fruitiness. Pretty decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
2014-07-23. Dark golden amber body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is mild, sweetish biscuity malt, moderate wood and alcohol. 6+ Flavour is similar, sweet biscuity malt, light wood and alcohol throughout, mild sherry undertones throughout. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay. Much better than expected. I enjoyed it much more than their other products. Bottle from the LCBO cellared several months, Toronto

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (368) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Another old I&G rating. Tried this alongside some Oloroso whiskey. Poured golden. Aroma was grassy, some spices as well. The oloroso casking came through in the flavour more, red wine,and caramel. Overall preferred the Scotch but this was nice as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
15th March 2014
Clear bright gold - amber beer. A small and very pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and surprisingly minerally crisp. Fresh light malt, thin cream and light barrel induced vanilla. Light touch of dried fruits and a whisper of bitter wood. Finishes light and fruity fresh with the sherry finally making an appearance in the aftertaste. This was lighter than expected or wanted but in kinda works and the beer slipped down easy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (779) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2014
Shared 33 cl bottle. Nice bronze pour with some offwhite head. Aroma is dates and sweet. Taste is again dates, sweet and some nice hints form the cask. Well hidden ABV.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
Not anymore special than the other ’special’ releases. A dissapointment, butterscotch is the dominant aroma.


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